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International Services WHILE IN THE US

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  • Messaging (While In the US)
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International Calling While in the US

Make calls while in the US to the world with your Verizon Wireless phone. Choose from shared minute plans, per minute plans or value plans that can be added to a current price plan.

1,000 International Shared Minutes
Added to Account
Call the World $20/mo
Call Mexico & Canada $10/mo
Overage: $0.10/min

Countries Covered by Shared Mins International Calling Plans (While in the US)  

New Improved Value Plan
Added Per Line
Monthly Access Charge $5/mo
Call Mexico & Canada $0/min
Call to Other Countries As low as $0.05/min
Overage: As low as $0.05/min
Includes more than 230 countries

Countries Covered by International Value Plans (While in the US)  

Standard Pay Per Minute
Added Per Line or Account
Monthly Access $0
Call Mexico & Canada As low as $0.49/min
Call to Other Countries As low as $0.20/min
Overage: As low as $0.20/min
Includes more than 230 countries

Countries Covered by International Standard Plans (While in the US)  

Direct Dial Countries

10-Digit North American Dialing

Call select countries while in the US without adding an International Voice Plan to your account using 10-digit Direct Dialing.

International Voice Rates and airtime charges apply when calling these countries while in the US.

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Satellite Phone Rates

Calling Area Country Code Rate
Iridium 8816 & 8817 $6.00/min
inmarsat (Sabre Wideeye BGAN) 870 $9.00/min

How It Works

Set up your phone

Check your account’s eligibility for International Calling (while in the US) on the Change Minutes, Text or Data page in My Verizon.

Note: You’ll only be able to view this page if you’re an Account Owner or Account Manager. Learn about My Verizon access roles.

Plans for every budget

Choose from 1,000 shared minutes, a $5 value plan or pay-by-the-minute plans.

Call Worldwide

Set up your service and start connecting to over 230 countries.

Traveling Outside the US?

Verizon has you covered with talk, text and data plans in Mexico, Canada and over 200 countries.

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Terms & Conditions

Please review for important information regarding International Voice (while in the US).

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International Messaging While in the US

Enjoy unlimited International Messaging while in the US for no additional charge on The Verizon Plan.
Sign in to My Verizon to add this feature or change your plan.

Refer to our International Messaging (while in the US) FAQ’s for more information.

International Messaging Rates

While traveling in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, text or multimedia messages sent or received from mobile numbers in those countries and Mexico are charged standard domestic rates and will be applied against the monthly messaging allowance of your plan, if you have one.

Messages sent or received from mobile numbers with participating carriers in other countries are charged international rates, and will not be applied against any monthly messaging allowance.

*Rates displayed are examples. Rates for individual countries may vary. Select a country from the dropdown list for country-specific rates.

International Rated Countries
  Text Multimedia
Message Sent $0.20 $0.50
Message Received $0.20 $0.25

How It Works

Find the Country Code

Find the country code and calling instructions for the non-US mobile number you want to send the text or multimedia message to.

Send Message

While in the US, send a message to the number as if you were making an international call by entering the country code plus 10-digit phone number.

Recipient

If you have problems, confirm that the recipient is using a participating carrier.

See Details By Country  

Unlimited International Messaging While in the US

Send SMS to over 200 countries and MMS to over 120 countries for no extra charge on The Verizon Plan.

See Details By Country  

FAQs

Find solutions to common questions, concerns and more.

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Traveling Outside the US?

Verizon has you covered with talk, text and data plans in Mexico, Canada and over 200 countries.

Learn More  

Terms & Conditions

Please review for important information regarding International Services while in the US.

Read Now  

 

Traveling Outside the US?

Verizon has you covered with talk, text and data plans in Mexico, Canada and over 200 countries.

Learn More  

Terms & Conditions

Please review for important information regarding International Services while in the US.

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International Services SupportWhile in the US

Representatives are standing by to help you
connect worldwide.

Contact Us

While in the US: 1-800-922-0204

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is International Calling while in the US?

    While in the US, you can make calls to another country using your mobile phone. If you only call other countries occasionally, you can pay a standard per minute rate. If you make such calls frequently, you should consider our Call the World, Call Mexico and Canada or the Value Plan. For information about plans and rates while you're traveling outside the US, visit our International Services page and Trip Planner.

    Select a country on our International Service Options (while in the US) page to view the calling and messaging rate options.

    Note: Making international calls while in the US to certain countries may be restricted due to a variety of reasons. However, you can always place an international call from your mobile phone using a calling card.

  • What is the difference between a landline terminating charge and a mobile terminating charge?

    The charge for a call or message from your mobile device to a landline is called a landline terminating charge. The charge for a call or to send a message from your mobile device to a mobile (wireless) number is called a mobile terminating charge.

    The charge for an International call while in the US will include the airtime charge from your plan in addition to the per minute rate based on what type of phone answered the call.

  • Are there any service requirements to make international calls while in the US?

    In order to make international calls while in the US, International Calling (International Dialing Allowed) must be added to your line or account. There are several countries that may be dialed direct without adding International Calling.

    For more information, including rates and coverage, visit our International Service Options (while in the US) page. For information about using your phone while traveling outside the US, visit our International Plans and Pricing page.

  • How do I add International Calling to my line or account?

    In order to add International Calling to your line or account, you must first meet the eligibility requirements. Eligibility requirements include minimum payment history and contract term requirements. If you're eligible to add International Dialing Allowed, you'll be able to do so from the Change Minutes, Text and Data page on My Verizon or through the Add/Change Features section on My Business. If you're not eligible, the International Dialing Allowed won't be available to select.

    For more information, visit our International Service Options (while in the US) page. For information about using your phone while in another country, visit our International Plans and Pricing page.

  • Do you have any calling plans for making frequent international calls while in the US?

    Yes, we have 3 calling plans that you can choose from for frequent international calls from the US to other countries:

    For more information, including rates and coverage, visit our International Service Options (while in the US) page.

    For information about using your phone while traveling outside the US, visit our International Plans and Pricing page.

  • What is the Call the World Option?

    Call the World is an International Calling option that can be added to The Verizon Plan or The MORE Everything PlanSM that gives a shared 1,000 minute allowance between all the phones on your account. The allowance minutes can be used to cover your international calls while in the US to over 200 countries worldwide. If you go over the 1,000 minute allowance, a charge of 10 cents per minute will be applied. For more information, including rates and coverage, visit our International Service Options (while in the US) page. Domestic airtime usage also applies. For information about rates and plans to use your phone while traveling outside the US, visit our International Services While Outside the US page.

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Traveling Outside the US?

Verizon has you covered with talk, text and data plans in Mexico, Canada and over 200 countries.

Learn More  

Terms & Conditions

Please review for important information regarding International Services while in the US.

Read Now  

Countries Covered by Shared Minute International Voice Plans (While in the US)

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Barbuda
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cabbage Beach
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chatham Island
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos-Keeling Islands
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Diego Garcia
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Easter Island
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • England
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grand Bahamas
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Ireland, Northern
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Jan Mayen
  • Japan
  • Jarvis Island
  • Jersey
  • Johnston Atoll
  • Jordan
  • Jost Van Dyke
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Madeira and Azores
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marie Galante
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Midway Island
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar - Burma
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Caledonia
  • New Providence (Nassau)
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Mariano Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Authority
  • Palmyra Atoll
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paradise Island
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Rwandese Republic
  • Saba
  • Saipan
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • São Tomé-Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Barthelemy
  • St. Croix
  • St. Eustatius
  • St. Helena
  • St. John
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Maarten
  • St. Martin
  • St. Pierre & Miquelon
  • St. Thomas
  • St. Vincent and Grenadines
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga Islands
  • Tortola
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Gorda
  • Virgin Islands, British
  • Virgin Islands, US
  • Wake Island
  • Wales
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zanzibar
  • Zimbabwe

Countries Covered by International Value Plan (While in the US)

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Ascension Island
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Barbuda
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabbage Beach
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chatham Island
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos-Keeling Islands
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo (Dem Rep of)
  • Congo Republic of
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Diego Garcia
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Easter Island
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • England
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grand Bahamas
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guantanamo Bay
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Ireland, Northern
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Jan Mayen
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Jost Van Dyke
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Madeira and Azores
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marie Galante
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte Island
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar - Burma
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Caledonia
  • New Providence (Nassau)
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Mariano Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Authority
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paradise Island
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwandese Republic
  • Saba
  • Saipan
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • São Tomé-Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Barthelemy
  • St. Eustatius
  • St. Helena
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Maarten
  • St. Martin
  • St. Pierre & Miquelon
  • St. Vincent and Grenadines
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga Islands
  • Tortola
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Gorda
  • Virgin Islands, British
  • Wales
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zanzibar
  • Zimbabwe

Direct Dial Countries

  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Barbuda
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Maarten
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Virgin Islands, British
  • Virgin Islands, U.S.